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Fusion-io board gets ex-HP hotshot

Plus, more news on MDM and patent battles

December 20, 2011

Fusion-io board gets ex-HP hotshot On The Register, Chris Mellor reports on the new member. “Robison, age 58, parted company with HP at the beginning of November, shortly after Meg Whitman replaced Leo Apotheker as HP’s CEO. He will serve on the Fusion-io board’s Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, but his role is broader than that,” Mellor writes. What’s your opinion?

Sophos launches next version of Mobile Control MDM platform On The VAR Guy, looks at the offering. “According to Sophos, Mobile Control 2.0 will support everything from Windows Phone 7 and Android to BlackBerry and, of course, iOS devices. Like many mobile device management (MDM) solutions before it, users get at-a-glance control from a web console. But Sophos says its solution is uniquely designed for IT admins who need a bit more control and a little less hassle,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

HTC still has a chance after losing ITC ruling to Apple On ZDNet, explains why. “According to the latest ruling from the United States International Trade Commission, HTC infringes upon ‘data tapping patents,’ which covers platforms that takes formatted data to basic documents for sharing and integrating that data on other applications. Thus, the ITC has ruled in favor of banning HTC-made Android products that include this feature. But if that feature is dropped or revamped in some way, then the ban doesn’t really do anything for Apple,” she writes. What’s your opinion?